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My educational background is in foreign languages and teaching English as a second language. I am interested specifically in teaching pronunciation to non-native speakers of English, having published several textbooks and audio-video materials in that area. I currently teach GRAD 5105 – Practicum in University Teaching for Nonnative English Speakers and have taught Grad 5102—Preparation for University Teaching for Nonnative English Speakers. I am also currently teaching the ESL 8010 course in Phonetics and Phonology at Hamline University. In 2007 I was a visiting Senior Fulbright scholar at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, where I conducted teacher training workshops on the teaching of pronunciation.
Other areas of teaching interests include:
With my colleague, Dr. Elena Stetsenko, I am currently co-facilitating a series of workshops entitled “Fine-Tune Your Accent” for international faculty at the University. In addition, I provide individual consultations on language, teaching and classroom management issues through the Center.
Other areas of personalized consultation interests include:
Recently I was a member of a research team in collaboration with the MA-TESL program which looked at Korean intonation patterns in speakers of North American English. Our team presented at the TESL/Applied Linguistics: Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference in Ames, Iowa (2009).
I am also an active member of the Evidence-Based Pedagogy Group. I am particularly interested in Classroom Research.